TRENTON – The state Assembly is scheduled to vote on bills that would promote electric car purchases, tighten immunization exceptions and restrict salaries and benefits at local and state authorities on Thursday.
TRENTON – The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and the New Jersey Prevention Network released a new public service campaign targeting binge and underage drinking in New Jersey’s 18-25 year old population on Wednesday.
STATE – The IRS sponsors community-based volunteer programs that offer free assistance with basic income tax preparation for qualifying taxpayers.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A former employee at East Jersey State Prison has been sentenced to serve a four-year prison term for having sexual contact with an inmate and bringing drugs into the prison, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today.
TRENTON – The leader of a union representing one million members called for changes in public workers’ health benefits to be accomplished through negotiation rather than legislation.
TRENTON – Since there were no winners for the Powerball jackpot on Saturday, the top prize in tonight’s drawing is $101 million.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — The Middlesex County Public Health Department Rape Crisis Intervention Center is looking for county residents who are 18 years of age and older to volunteer as confidential sexual violence advocates.
PERTH AMBOY—The Perth Amboy Fire Department has been awarded a federal grant worth nearly $200,000 to improve their ability to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as that of the first-responder personnel in fire related emergencies.
TRENTON – A former New Jersey resident admitted his role in a $15 million insurance scam.
Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest research on the question of whether cell phone use causes cancer? — William Thigpen, via e-mail